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NAME

       packf - pack messages in nmh folder into a single file

SYNOPSIS

       packf [-help] [-version] [+folder] [msgs] [-file name] [-mbox] [-mmdf]

DESCRIPTION

       packf will pack copies of messages from a folder, into a single file.

       If  the  -mbox  switch  is given (the default), then the messages are separated using mbox
       (uucp) style delimiters.  This is the format used by most mail clients (elm, mailx, etc.).

       If the -mmdf switch is given, then the messages are separated by  mmdf  style  delimiters.
       Each message in the file is separated by four CTRL-A's and a newline.

       You may specify the name of the file in which to pack messages with the -file name switch.
       If you do not specify the name of the file, it will default to “msgbox”.

       If the given file name points to an existing file, then the  specified  messages  will  be
       appended  to  the  end  of  the  file, otherwise the file will be created and the messages
       appended.

       packf makes an mbox-style delimiter by examining the first line of the  message.   If  the
       first  line  is a “Return-Path” field, its address and the current date and time are used.
       Otherwise, if the first line has an “X-Envelope-From” field, its  contents  (which  should
       already  be  in  the correct format) are used.  Otherwise, a dummy address and the current
       date and time are used.

       Messages that are packed by packf can be unpacked using inc.

FILES

       $HOME/.mh_profile          The user profile

PROFILE COMPONENTS

       Path:                To determine the user's nmh directory
       Current-Folder:      To find the default current folder
       Msg-Protect:         To set mode when creating a new `file'

SEE ALSO

       inc(1),

DEFAULTS

       `+folder' defaults to the current folder
       `msgs' defaults to all
       `-mbox'
       `-file ./msgbox'

CONTEXT

       If a folder is given, it will become the current folder.  The first  message  packed  will
       become the current message.